Plant & Soil Sciences | Graduation Tips
Step 1: Acquire and use the UD Thesis/Dissertation Templates to set up the format for your paper. Also refer to the UD Thesis/Dissertation Manual for formatting requirements for your document.
Step 2: File your application for advanced degree.
Step 3: Check the submission deadlines.
Step 4: Defend dissertation/executive position paper (thesis if appropriate). Doctoral Students must acquire signatures of the committee members on the Certification of Defense form.
Step 5: Acquire the signatures on the first approval page (3 originals required on 25% cotton bond paper). Note: When you submit your first approval page to the Dean's office for signature, also submit a printed version of your thesis/dissertation/executive paper for the Dean's review. Doctoral Students: Acquire the signatures of committee members on the second approval page (3 originals required on 25% cotton bond paper).
Step 6: Prepare a PDF version of your thesis/dissertation. Once you have created your PDF document double check to see if you have created it correctly (all fonts must be embedded in the PDF document) by following this link.
Step 7: Several items will need to be brought to the graduate studies office. For a list of what is needed click here.